Upcoming Museum Events

Museum Programs

& Community Partnered Events

 

Tavis Talks: Book Talk & Signing

When: Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Topic: Book – Death of A King
Where: National Civil Rights Museum, Hooks•Hyde Hall
Cost: FREE; Book Purchase – $27

Tavis Smiley, highly regarded bestselling author and host of his own PBS show, reveals a dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination from his new book, Death of a King. Smiley’s book paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. It’s an exceptional glimpse into King’s life – one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero. After the discussion, Mr. Smiley will sign books purchased from the Museum.  Book price is $27.  Event is FREE to the public.

For more information contact Faith Morris at (901) 527-1226.

 

Breakfast with the President

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00am
Where: National Civil Rights Museum, Hooks•Hyde Hall
Cost: $5 for Members - $10 Non-Members, Family and Group Rates Available

Special one-on-one breakfast with outgoing Museum President Beverly Robertson as she shares experiences from her 17-year journey at the Museum. Mrs. Robertson will also discuss museum milestones and the renovation project, and will guide guests during an exclusive museum tour. Purchase your ticket today.  For more information contact Jeanette O’Bryant at (901) 521-9699 x2237.

 

Members receive special discount. Family and groups rates available. Click member or non-member option below.

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National Voter Registration Day

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:00am-7:00pm
Where: Links Education Center, Mulberry Street
Cost: FREE – It’s your right!

The Museum exhibits document how so many fought, bled, and died for the right to vote. Let’s make sure their sacrifice is not in vain, especially as next year we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering to vote on National Voter Registration Day, September 23.  National Voter Registration Day was first started for the 2012 presidential election. It has now become an annual holiday and celebration when thousands of people ensure our family, friends and neighbors are registered to vote. For more information, contact Jody Stokes-Casey at (901) 521-9699 x2289.

 

 

Special Lunch & Learn: Racial Reckoning, Book Talk

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00pm
Where: Links Education Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

In her book, Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders, Renee C. Romano brings readers into the courthouse for the trials of the civil rights era’s most infamous killings, including the Birmingham church bombing and the triple murder of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner. Courtroom procedures, however, worked against a deeper exploration of the state’s complicity in murder or a full accounting of racial injustices, past or present. Yet the media and a new generation of white southerners—a different breed from the dying Klansmen on trial—saw the convictions as proof of the politically rehabilitated South and stamped “case closed” on America’s legacy of violent racism.

Romano shows why addressing the nation’s troubled racial past will require more than legal justice.  She is Professor of History, Comparative American Studies, and Africana Studies at Oberlin College.

 For more information contact Ryan Jones, Museum Educator, at (901) 521-9699 x2235.

 

 

50th Anniversary of Lifeblood Blood Drive

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:00am-7:00pm
Where: Mulberry Street on Museum Campus
Cost: Blood Donation.  Donors receive $2 Off Museum Admission

In celebration of 50 years of serving the Mid-South, and in observance of Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Lifeblood is hosting a community blood drive at the NCRM. The event also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Memphis-based, music group, the Bar-Kays, who will be present to meet and greet visitors.  Donors receive free prizes, food giveaways, and $2 off museum admission.  For more information contact Debra Brown, Lifeblood Community Relations Director, at (901) 529-6323.

 

 

Past Museum Events

 

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center’s G.O.T. Power Series

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Topic: Privilege & Oppression Awareness
Where: National Civil Rights Museum, Links Education & Cultural Center
Cost: $20 – $45 Sliding scale

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity for recognizing privilege and oppression in themselves, in a safe space, as a first step toward combatting oppression. G.O.T. Power is a training program committed to building the community’s capacity by developing skills in grassroots organizing, providing support to people doing community work, and offering oppression awareness and liberation education. For more info call Gio Lopez at (901) 725-4990 or register online.

 

Lunch & Learn

TOPIC: A Pathway to the Future: Immigration, Education and the Memphis Community
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00pm
Where: NCRM Links Education Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

What responsibility do citizens of goodwill have for providing opportunities for the undocumented to attend college? How immigration statutes affect our local community.

Speakers: Iris Mercado, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, and Daniel Kiel, University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

For more information contact Barbara Andrews at (901) 521-9699 x2223.

The Museum’s monthly Lunch & Learn Program is a free program held every third Wednesday. Guests take advantage of a mid-day break to learn about civil rights history or current issues from museum staff or guest speakers. The 2014 series is sponsored by The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre, S. Main Street
Cost: $55.50 – $65.50 at Orpheum Box Office. Online tickets incur processing fees

The Museum presents the highly acclaimed Black Angels Over Tuskegee for a special performance at the Orpheum. Starring Lamman Rucker of the movie “Why Did I Get Married,” this outstanding Off-Broadway play will enlighten the audience about the Tuskegee Airmen and their significant contributions to civil and human rights. Black Angel Over Tuskegee is a dramatized account of the Tuskegee Airmen and their fight against prejudice to become World War II heroes.  Click for more info.

Citizenship and the Civil Rights Movement Teacher Workshop

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00am-3:00pm
Focus: Teacher’s Workshop, Teaching with Primary Sources
Where: NCRM’s Links Education Center
Cost: FREE, Certified for Professional Development Hours

This free teacher workshop will focus on citizenship and the Civil Rights Movement. Teachers can work with a variety of primary sources from the Library of Congress as well as the NCRM’s Collections. Discussions include classroom activities that align with the new social studies standards and ELA Common Core standards. Museum tour and lunch is included.  Educators receive professional development hours for attending.  This workshop is hosted by Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation, as part of the Teaching with Primary Sources Educators Workshop, an education outreach program sponsored by the Library of Congress. To register contact Kira Duke at (615) 898-2605 or Kira.Duke@mtsu.edu.

One-on-One with Lamman Rucker & Cast Members

When: Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Focus: Mentoring African-American Males
Where: National Civil Rights Museum, Hooks•Hyde Hall
Cost: FREE, male-centered event

NCRM presents One-on-One with Lamman Rucker is a conversation with young men and boys. Rucker, star of Black Angels Over Tuskegee and members of the cast will discuss the Tuskegee Airmen whose bravery, dedication, determination and brotherhood are great examples for today’s youth.  Rucker will engage in dialogue with the audience about issues they face and the promise for tomorrow. Mothers, fathers, uncles, brothers, mentors, are invited to bring boys and young men for an event that will inspire and motivate them.

Registration is suggested but not required.

In the Wake of Ferguson: A Community Discussion

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: National Civil Rights Museum, Hooks•Hyde Hall
Cost: FREE to the public

In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO, the Museum is hosting a community discussion featuring community leaders, law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office and local media commentators.  The format is a panel discussion with audience Q&A. The purpose is to proactively promote reform and reconciliation in the Memphis community.  FREE and open to the public.

GUEST PANELISTS:
• Anthony Berryhill, Memphis Police Department Deputy Director
• Amy Weirich, Shelby County District Attorney
• Stevie Moore, Founder/President, Freedom from Unnecessary Negativity

MODERATOR:
Les Smith, FOX-13 Reporter & Media Commentator

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center’s G.O.T. Power Series

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Topic: Founding & Funding Your Grassroots Group
Where: National Civil Rights Museum, Links Education & Cultural Center
Cost: $20 – $45 Sliding scale

Learn the process, skills and actions to establish and financially sustain a grassroots organization. G.O.T. Power is a training program committed to building the community’s capacity by developing skills in grassroots organizing, providing support to people doing community work, and offering oppression awareness and liberation education. For more info call Gio Lopez at  (901) 725-4990 or register online.